Saturday, March 1 from 10:00 to 3:00 at Brasington's Adventure Outfitters in Gainesville FL
We will include all the material from the short course we have taught three times for the Santa Fe College Community Education program.
There is no fee, but we encourage each participant to take home a copy of our 2013 novel, Second Wind on the Way of St. James, for a special price of $12.00.
Here is the tentative schedule:
Where and What is the Camino
Why walk the Camino
Can you do it? Really?
Planning Your Camino: Part 1
- Where you'd start and how far you'd walk
- How to get there, how to get around in Spain
- Costs, training, where to sleep, what do you eat
- Making reservations, finding the right guidebooks and web resources for planning, hiring someone to do your planning or even be a guide if you wish
Discussion and slide show of the Camino while we eat and rest (Bring your lunch, or Brasington's will arrange to have lunch available to purchase.)
1:00 to 3:00
Planning your Camino: Part 2
- What to bring -- backpacks, passports (two kinds), phones, cameras, Ipads, Kindles, shavers, medicines and first aid, clothing, boots, walking poles, sleeping bags, towels
- Transport services for backpacks
- How to get euros and how much cash do you need
- Learning Spanish
- Customizing your Camino to your ability and wishes
Sunday, March 2 from 9:00 to whenever at San Felasco Hammock State Preserve
Any who wish are welcome to join us for either or both segments of a training walk.
We will meet at 9:00 at the San Felasco parking lot off Millhopper Road. (Remember to bring $4.00 per car for the fee.) We will start walking at 9:10 and complete the Spring Grove Trail, which is approximately 6 miles.
We will break for lunch and a rest. (Bring your own lunch.)
We will then walk either the Old Spanish Way, which is about 5 miles, or the Creek Sink Trail, which is about 2.5 miles.